Cinema of Commoning 2
Symposium, Screenings, Talks
About

5–7 JULY 2024
SYMPOSIUM IN BERLIN

FROM MARCH 2024
SCREENINGS IN DAR ES SALAAM, BEIRUT, PRIZREN, TANGIER, DAKAR, BAKU AND BERLIN.

Cinema of Commoning is a project by bi’bak and various international partners which brings together a network of alternative cinema initiatives from around the world to share knowledge and ideas. After a successful first edition of the programme in 2022, Cinema of Commoning returns in 2024 to weave an even larger global network, with a new set of partners, an international screening programme and a symposium.

Through hybrid conversations, Cinema of Commoning envisions an alternative cinematic future grounded in the principles of the “commons,” emphasizing accessibility, artistic freedom, and financial sustainability. In the first phase, starting this Spring, a collaboratively curated film programme will begin at SiNEMA TRANSTOPIA in Berlin and at partner cinemas around the world. These screenings aim to spark collective discussions and pave the way for a cinema that transcends borders. The project will culminate in Berlin in July with our second Cinema of Commoning symposium, a three-day programme of talks, panels, screenings and events where partner initiatives, film professionals, and cinephiles will converge to discuss concepts, ideas and strategies for building an inclusive and sustainable film culture.

Cinema of Commoning advocates for cinema as a transnational arena for artistic and social practice, a hub for public discourse, an agent of cultural memory and urban heritage, and a sanctuary preserving and disseminating rarely accessible film and video formats. Join us in Berlin to join the conversation, and to celebrate the transformative potential of cinema!

Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds and by the Governing Mayor of Berlin / Senatskanzlei.

A project initiated by bi’bak and Sinema Transtopia (Berlin, Germany) in collaboration with Ajabu Ajabu (Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania), Metropolis Cinema / Cinematheque Beirut (Beirut, Lebanon), Kino Lumbardhi (Prizren, Kosovo), Cinematheque de Tanger (Tangier, Morocco), Yennenga Centre (Dakar, Senegal), Salaam Cinema (Baku, Azerbaijan).

Location

SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA
Lindower Str. 20/22
Haus C
13347 Berlin


Directions:
U6 S + U Wedding
S41, S42
Bus: 120, 147, N6, N20

Team

Artistic Direction
Malve Lippmann, Can Sungu

Project Coordination
Pascale Fakhry

Editorial – cinemaofcommoning.com
Eirini Fountedaki, Rachel Pronger

Communications
Duygu Atçeken

Translation
Beth Hughes

Project Coordination
Anna Krauss, Gary Vanisian

Projectionists
Anand Angarag, Aghyad Abou Koura, Arjin Cıvan Şahin, Florian Höhensteiger

Box Office, Event Coordination
Victor Corrales, Thaís Omine, Dila Oktar, Galo Enrique Rivera, Anna Simbeck

Graphic Design
Jan Grygoriew / jangry.com

Web Programming
Manuel Wisniewski / datensalon.de